A Samuel F. Russell dulcimore replica

Steven Berger
Steven Berger
@steven-berger
2 weeks ago
146 posts

I'm not totally sure if it's the same one (I think it is) that I bought from John at the Traditional Appalachian Dulcimore Gathering at Berea, KY, 2022, but it has a lovely sound, and looks better in person than in the photos. The only difference is mine has maple tuning pegs.

This is my 4th traditional dulcimore that I've purchased from John, and I highly recommend his work!

Susie
Susie
@susie
2 years ago
466 posts

It's beautiful, nice job on it. How does it sound?

marg
@marg
2 years ago
585 posts

Beautiful

Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
2 years ago
1,332 posts

Wow, so cool, John!  

John C. Knopf
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf
2 years ago
309 posts

Thank you, friends!  This is what I like to do for fun.

Ken Hulme
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme
2 years ago
1,939 posts

Exception work, as always, my friend.  Bravo.  That's a real beauty.

Bob
Bob
@bob
2 years ago
86 posts

Stunning! Wonderful work right there, John !

Steven Berger
Steven Berger
@steven-berger
2 years ago
146 posts

You do excellent work on making historic dulcimore replicas, John, and this is no exception!

John C. Knopf
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf
2 years ago
309 posts

I finished my Sam Russell dulcimore replica exactly 81 years after Mr.Russell finished his prototype!  You can see photos of his in L. Allen Smith's Catalogue, on page 52 (D15).  It's made of black walnut, with a rosewood nut and bridge, birch accents, full-width staple frets set in a mean-tone scale, and Perfection pegs.  It was quite a project!

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